Current issues of interest to employers are featured here, dealing with compliance, trends, and recent developments.
Four HR Trends in 2021
Sabrina Williams, Chief Inclusion Officer at Curriculum Associates, predicts there are four top HR trends that will unfold in 2021 as a result of the many changes in 2020.
Survey Reveals Remote Work Has Quadrupled
In September, law firm Seyfarth Shaw, LLP, issued a survey to their clients attempting to gauge how companies are managing their remote workforces and to identify key trends.
Employees Split on Employer Vaccine Mandates
As the United States starts rolling out the coronavirus vaccine, 49 percent of working Americans believe employers should require COVID-19 vaccines in the workplace, according to a recent survey.
Half of Employees Stay for Health Benefits
Exactly half of small business employees say a primary reason they are staying in their job is for the health insurance benefits, new research reveals.
IRS Updates FFCRA Frequently Asked Questions
Updated IRS FAQs on FFCRA address family leave wages and health plan expenses.
ACA Individual Mandate Case In Supreme Court
In a two-hour oral argument session on November 10, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court’s questioning suggested that the court is unlikely to strike down the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA).
New Disclosure Requirements for Group Health Plans
Final rules impose cost-sharing disclosure requirements on group health plans,
The Impact of COVID on Employee Pay, Benefits, and Hiring
As the COVID-19 pandemic has battered the American economy, most firms have avoided cuts in workers' base pay and benefits, according to a national survey of HR professionals.
Court Invalidates Portion of Joint Employer Rule
On September 8, the US District Court for the Southern District of NY issued a decision in a case brought by 17 state attorneys general to block implementation of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) joint employer final rule.
EEOC Updates COVID-19 Guidance
The EEOC has updated its question and answer series on COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and other equal employment opportunity laws.
Payroll Tax Deferral
A variety of associations are requesting federal guidance concerning the payroll tax deferral authorized by President Trump's executive order in August 2020.